Richard Branson Joins Submarine Expedition In Belize.
Can you believe Richard Branson Joins Submarine Expedition In Belize. Branson travels to the bottom Of The Blue Hole. Personal submarine technology is not something new to most of the superyacht owners. New superyachts being commissioned these days and have dedicated their time space to store and launch a submarine. Just like they do for all the other “toys” and by that, we mean speed boats, limousines, jet skis, and of course on the largest yachts, helicopter pads and a place to store the chopper below decks that every billionaire needs.
Personal Submarine Technology
But as personal submarine technology evolves with time there is no surprise. Here we see submarine manufacturer such as the British Columbia-based Aquatica Submarines team up with Ocean Unite co-founder and Virgin Group founder, and philanthropist Richard Branson, documentary filmmaker and as well as ocean conservationist Fabien Cousteau (grandson of the Jacques Cousteau), and the Roatan Institute of Deep Sea Exploration (RIDE) for an expedition to the bottom of Belize’s Blue Hole in the coming months. An exciting expedition for the one and only Richard Branson.
The Barrier Reed and UNESCO
The aquatica has already enlisted a team of scientists, explorers and filmmakers to head out to collect scientific data. Focusing on a complete sonar scan of the interior. And plans are for Branson and Cousteau to livestream from the bottom of the Blue Hole as well. Situated in the center of Lighthouse Reef off the coast of Belize, the Blue Hole is a giant marine sinkhole that is 1,043 ft in diameter and 407 ft deep. The Blue Hole is a part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System which is a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).